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Mahaffey Theater For The Performing Arts

400 First Street South, St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Seats (approximate): 1908

Located in the heart of beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg, the newly renovated Mahaffey Theater at the Progress Energy Center is a 2030-seat bayside cultural jewel featuring elegant ballroom space, spectacular waterfront views, and European box-style seating. Just minutes from white sandy beaches, world-famous museums, and enticing activities, the Theater serves the entire Bay Area, comprised of Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg. The facility first opened in the spring of 1965 as part of the Bayfront Center entertainment complex. It was first renovated in 1987-1988 and at that time was re-named the Mahaffey Theater, for a St. Petersburg family who contributed significantly to the capital campaign. Since its opening it has hosted a wide variety of events, including The Florida Orchestra Broadway performances, dance, popular music, family entertainment, and Class Acts, a program enabling school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach programs. In 2004, after conducting both market analysis and feasibility studies, it was determined that the neighboring Bayfront Center Arena was no longer viable in the marketplace. The arena was demolished in December 2004, opening up space for the current Mahaffey Theater renovation. The $20 million project more than doubled lobby size, adding guest amenities while expanding ballroom capacity and versatility. The signature component of the renovated Theater is a three-story glass curtain wall and glass enclosed atrium that overlooks the City's beautiful downtown waterfront.


Productions Production Dates
A Night with Janis Joplin
Musical, Original
Apr 22, 2016 - Apr 22, 2016
Chicago
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Apr 21, 2009 - Apr 26, 2009
Sweeney Todd
Musical, Revival, Thriller
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
May 06, 2008 - May 11, 2008
Camelot
Musical, Revival
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Feb 12, 2008 - Feb 17, 2008
Guys and Dolls
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Frank Loesser; Book by Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling; Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Jan 15, 2002 - Jan 20, 2002
Big
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by David Shire; Book by John Weidman; Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Jan 20, 1998 - Jan 25, 1998
Deathtrap
Play, Revival, Comedy,Mystery,Thriller
Written by Ira Levin
Feb 04, 1997 - Feb 07, 1997
Jelly's Last Jam
Musical, Original
Music by Jelly Roll Morton; Book by George C. Wolfe; Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
Dec 16, 1994 - Dec 18, 1994
Annie
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
May 18, 1993 - May 20, 1993
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
Jan 31, 1989 - Feb 05, 1989
Cats - Third National
Musical, Original
Dec 16, 1986 - Dec 21, 1986